UCL-IoE merger

UCL and the Institute of Education merged on December 2, 2014. Learn about the study options available to you.


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Dr Benn Thomsen

Email: ugadmissions@ee.ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 7306

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Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) BEng

UCAS code: H600

Electronic and electrical engineers invent and create the technology that typifies today's high-tech society, from devices and systems that monitor our health and wellbeing to global communications networks and renewable electric energy. The BEng gives a broad education in the mathematics, science and engineering that underpins this subject.

Entry requirements

A Levels

Grades AAA
Subjects Mathematics required, plus either Physics or Further Mathematics preferred.
AS Levels For UK-based students a pass in a further subject at AS level or equivalent is required.
GCSEs English Language and Mathematics at grade C. For UK-based students, a grade C or equivalent in a foreign language (other than Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew or Latin) is required. UCL provides opportunities to meet the foreign language requirement following enrolment, further details at: www.ucl.ac.uk/ug-reqs

IB Diploma

Points 38
Subjects A score of 18 points in three higher level subjects including Mathematics and preferably Physics, with no score lower than 5.

Other qualifications

For entry requirements with other UK qualifications accepted by UCL, choose your qualification from the list below:

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International applicants

International qualifications

In addition to A level and International Baccalaureate, UCL considers a wide range of international qualifications for entry to its undergraduate degree programmes.

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Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates

UCL offers intensive one-year foundation courses to prepare international students for a variety of degree programmes at UCL.

The Undergraduate Preparatory Certificates (UPCs) are for international students of high academic potential who are aiming to gain access to undergraduate degree programmes at UCL and other top UK universities.

For more information see our website: www.ucl.ac.uk/upc

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you will also need to satisfy UCL's English Language Requirements. A variety of English language programmes are offered at the UCL Centre for Languages & International Education.

Degree benefits

  • Gain the analytical and problem solving skills required for employment in Engineering as well as a diverse range of fields including finance and consultancy services.
  • Benefit from the wide choice and intellectual challenge and stimulation that derives from a world-class research department, and access to state-of-the-art software and instruments in our extensive teaching laboratories.
  • The degree is part of an integrated programme across engineering providing opportunities to broaden your horizons through interactions with other disciplines. There is also the flexibility to transfer to another engineering programme to match your changing interests towards the end of year two.
  • The programme is accredited by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

All the degree programmes have a common first and second year which cover material fundamental to Electronic and Electrical Engineering. Your final choice between the BEng or one of the MEng programmes will be made towards the end of the second year. Applying initially for a MEng gives you most control over your plans.

Project work is undertaken every year, and your final year will include a substantial individual project. The work is varied and there are projects to suit all tastes, ranging from original research to intricate design and development of software and devices.

Your learning

Your courses will be taught in a number of ways, some highly innovative and some, such as lectures, more traditional. We are among the first in the country to introduce a scenario-based learning approach. In years one and two you will attend tutorials, while in year three you will have project supervision sessions with an academic member of staff.


Courses are examined in the summer term of each year. In many cases a proportion of the total mark is allocated for laboratory and coursework.

Degree structure

In each year of your degree you will take a number of individual courses, normally valued at 0.5 or 1.0 credits, adding up to a total of 4.0 credits for the year. Courses are assessed in the academic year in which they are taken. The balance of compulsory and optional courses varies from programme to programme and year to year. A 1.0 credit is considered equivalent to 15 credits in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).

Year One

Compulsory subjects

Analogue and Power Electronics
Design and Professional Practice
Digital Electronics
Integrated Engineering
Introduction to Electronic Engineering
Modelling and Analysis
Physics of Electronics and Nanotechnology
Signals and Systems

Optional courses

All first-year courses are compulsory.

Year Two

Compulsory subjects

Analogue and Power Electronics
Design and Professional Practice II
Digital Electronics II
Minor Element I
Modelling and Analysis II
Physics of Electronics and Nanotechnology II
Programming II
Signals and Systems II

Optional courses

All second-year courses are compulsory.

Final Year

Compulsory courses

Project I

Optional courses

You will select 3.0 credits from a wide range of optional courses from the following:

At least three of:
Advanced Digital Design
Control Systems I
Digital Signal Processing
Electronic Circuits
Electronic Devices and Nanotechnology
Numberical Methods
Renewable Energy

Plus a selection of the following to make a total of six courses (excluding project):
Accounting for Business
Electrical Machines and Power Electronic Systems
Image Processing
Medical Electronics and Neural Engineering
Networked Systems
Physiological Monitoring
Software Engineering

Further details on department website: Engineering (Electronic and Electrical) BEng


The breadth of employment opportunities that our graduates enjoy is proof of the value of your UCL degree. Indeed, the sound grounding in numeracy, problem-solving, industry, computing and other technical matters that you will receive is highly regarded by employers across the globe.

With your UCL degree, you will have the opportunity to work in diverse environments such as the electronics industries in the UK, Europe and East Asia, your own business in software design or production, or financial and trading institutions. Alternatively, if you wish to continue studying towards a Master's or PhD qualification, your UCL degree will provide a firm foundation for this.


First career destinations of recent graduates (2010-2012) of this programme include:

  • Full-time student, MSc in Electronic Engineering at Imperial College London (2012)
  • Analyst, RBS (2011)
  • Quality Assurance Engineer, Ebryx (2011)
  • Developer, UBS (2011)
  • Full-time student, MSc in Management at LSE (2010)

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

Your application

In addition to academic requirements, we will be very interested in your application if you are highly motivated and have high expectations of your own achievement. All applications are considered individually and carefully.

How to apply

Application for admission should be made through UCAS (the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service). Applicants currently at school or college will be provided with advice on the process; however, applicants who have left school or who are based outside the United Kingdom may obtain information directly from UCAS.


If your application demonstrates the academic and personal qualities we are looking for, you will be invited for an interview and a tour of the department and UCL. Distance may make such a visit difficult, but we do encourage it wherever possible.

Most of these visits last half a day and are arranged for small groups. Parents or guardians are welcome to attend if they wish.

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Fees and funding

UK & EU fee

£9,000 (2014/15)

Overseas fee

£20,100 (2014/15)

General funding notes

Details about financial support are available at: www.ucl.ac.uk/study/ug-finance

Specific funding notes

We offer the Fleming Scholarship for UK/EU students and the Barlow Scholarship for Overseas students. These scholarships are awarded to the student joining the department with the best examination performance.

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